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Elderly Commission

We facilitate full and equal participation in all aspects of life by older adults in Boston.

We at the Commission on Affairs of the Elderly are dedicated to improving the lives of Boston’s older adults by connecting them with resources and information. We're focused on setting the City’s direction for successful aging in Boston. 

Our services include assistance in applying for government benefits and community-based services, discount programs, housing advice, transportation options, advocacy, volunteer programs, and information and referral.

Elderly Commission
1 City Hall Square
Room 271
Boston, MA 02201
United States
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Boston Seniority Magazine
Boston Seniority Magazine

Boston Seniority Magazine covers news topics, events, and other issues of interest to older Bostonians.

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Boston RSVP

RSVP matches people 55 and over with volunteer opportunities throughout the City.

Age-Friendly Boston
Age-Friendly Boston

We want to create an environment in which older adults can continue to lead healthy and productive lives.

Veronica B. Smith Senior Center

Founded in 1981 as the Allston-Brighton Senior Center, the center officially opened its doors in 1982.

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Nov 7

New ordinance will help older residents with property taxes

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Senior Civic Academy graduating class
May 18

First Senior Civic Academy cohort graduates

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Three women read copies of Boston Seniority magazine
Feb 16

Boston Seniority magazine celebrates 40th year

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"I am happy to call my friends and family," said Lame Prifti, 84, who made his call to Albania. "I come to this event every year."
Dec 1

Older Bostonians call loved ones in 21st annual Holiday Phone Call event

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